Intel Is Skipping Windows Vista

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Intel, Microsoft's BFF, is not going to upgrade its computers to Windows Vista. That's hands down the most hardcore corporate rebuke of Vista yet given how tight the two are, even though the source for the info says that it's not really "dissing Microsoft, but Intel information technology staff just found no compelling case for adopting Vista." Whatever, man.


Intel and many others-Gartner estimates a higher percentage of companies will skip Vista than the 30 percent that typically bypass a new Windows release. Windows 7 looming is no doubt a factor, but will it see a higher than average adoption rate in return? Anyone else decided to just "skip" Vista? [NYT]



I tried to just skip Vista with my new purchase. But Lenovo had the XP tax in effect. It said it just cost 59.00 to change to XP rather than Vista Home Basic. But when you chose that option it added another 80.00 out of now where. After calling Lenovo I was told that it wasn't a mistake that it said 59.00 but that there was the other change fee that just wasn't displayed. A few days later I went back to do the order and just upgrade to XP myself, the XP option was gone all together. Sad. And all but the basic eeePC types don't even offer XP as an option. (I don't consider Dell to be an option).